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10226 Sopwith Camel building help!

KirbymonsterKirbymonster Member Posts: 2
edited June 2012 in Building and Techniques
Hey all I'm new to the forum but have been going to this site for years now.

I have gotten up to step 45 on the Sopwith Camel and been having problems. I followed what they wanted but the default position of the back flaps are sticking up instead of even like it should be. I figured out the rubberband attached to the window is a problem but there isn't much I can do since this is how it's supposed to be built.

Any help would be great or if anyone else has had this problem too


  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    ^ keep going. you add tension the other direction in a much later step, and that evens them out.
  • KirbymonsterKirbymonster Member Posts: 2
    Thank you so much! I bow to you
  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    no worries. it was easy to remember, since I had the exact same thought at that step. I went back a few pages, double checked everything and realized I hadn't missed anything. figured maybe i would adjust the tension at the end or something. then voila! - it happened along the way.
  • luckyrussluckyruss Member Posts: 872
    Did anyone else get two blue larger bands as well as the five white ones? I was building it last night (it was late so could have missed it) but double checked and couldn't work out where they went. Are they spares?

    I also got two spare 2x2 bottom plates (the "boat stud" ones), the inventory only says six, which I've used, but eight were included.
  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    yep, came up with the extra 2 bottom plates and some extra bands as well.
  • llanowarsoldierllanowarsoldier Member Posts: 357
    Noe Extra bands here, but did have an extra short string left over.
  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    ^ yeah, had one of those as well
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    Blue bands go on the front tires.

    Fun build but I think I messed up on alligning the wing flaps, or they simply don't work that well. Love the model, nonetheless.
  • caperberrycaperberry Member Posts: 2,226
    Mine were out of whack until I realised I stuck the wishbones onto the top wing in the wrong place :O)
  • luckyrussluckyruss Member Posts: 872
    ^^ thanks! It'd been really bugging me that I'd missed something - I'm off to rectify it now...
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John Member Posts: 2,405
    Does anyone know the scale size of the Lego model with respect to the original plane?

    Thanks in advance...
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP Member Posts: 1,917
    ^ I believe it is 1:16. Can someone confirm this?
  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    ^ not sure exactly, but the original plane had a wingspan of 27 feet. the LEGO version has a wingspan of 19 inches
  • caperberrycaperberry Member Posts: 2,226
    ^ 19" to 27' is a 1:17 ratio, so you're all in the same neighbourhood. I wouldn't be surprised if different types of Sopwith had slightly different wingspans anyway.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John Member Posts: 2,405
    Thanks all...
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